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Overwhelmed Writer Rescue: Boost Productivity, Improve Time Management, and Replenish the Creator Within Paperback – August 19, 2017
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About the Author
Colleen M. Story has worked in the creative writing industry for over twenty years. Her novels include "Loreena's Gift," an Idaho Author Awards first place winner, New Apple Solo Medalist winner, Foreword Reviews' INDIES Book of the Year Awards winner, Reader Views award finalist, and Best Book Awards finalist; and "Rise of the Sidenah," a North American Book Awards winner and New Apple Book Awards Official Selection.
As a health writer, Colleen has authored thousands of articles for publications like Healthline and Women's Health; worked with high-profile clients like Gerber Baby Products and Kellogg's; and ghostwritten books on back pain, nutrition, and cancer recovery. She finds most rewarding her work as a motivational speaker and workshop leader, where she helps writers remove mental and emotional blocks and tap into their unique creative powers.
Colleen is the founder of Writing and Wellness (writingandwellness.com), a motivational site helping writers and other creative artists maintain their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being throughout their careers. Sign up for your free weekly email containing tips for living your best creative life at www.writingandwellness/ newsletter.
To find more information on Colleen and her work, please see her website (colleenmstory.com), or follow her on Twitter (@ colleen_m_story). She loves to hear from readers-feel free to use the "contact" form on either her website or Writing and Wellness to get in touch with her.
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Story offers much more than time management tips in Overwhelmed Writer Rescue. The author explores a lot of life areas in this book in a very neat and orderly fashion. Readers will learn about distractions (and have the opportunity to examine their own personal productivity distractions), readers will learn about decision making and choices, self care, finding and maintaining motivation--and developing the perseverance needed to keep pushing through toward those life and project goals. Each reader has the option to fully utilize this book's potential for his or her individual needs and goals through the many worksheets and exercises presented throughout the book. Plan to take notes, write in the available prompts and worksheets and make this book work for you.
Would I recommend Overwhelmed Writer Rescue by Colleen M. Story? I will admit that I do really (really, really) struggle to find time these days to write anything beyond my daily required assignments and tasks. (I use many of the excuses noted in Colleen's book to justify not writing!) I also have a number of creative projects beyond writing that I would love to complete (refinishing a dining room set, painting and woodworking projects, etc.)--but, am too overwhelmed with the day to day operations of life that I simply never get around to them! I love the advice offered in this book--and I especially love that it is written in a manner that allows me to "tweak" the messages toward my own needs and goals. While this is a wonderful resource for writers and creators--it's also a wonderful resource for any of us struggling with overwhelming, activity filled, chaotic days! I love the author's writing style and her practical, realistic tips. I think anyone could benefit from the self help nature of this book. If you are a note-taker--consider buying the paperback version so that you are readily able to jot notes and thoughts or answer the various questions as you work through the book.
I received a copy of this book from the author or publisher for use in a blog review. All opinions are my own.
Overwhelmed Writer Rescue by Colleen M Story is a well researched self-help book that gives great advice on finding the time to write. This book begins with a personal story from Colleen where she recalls attending a dinner with 15 other authors after a writing workshop. Colleen was working as a freelance writer and as a musician but she wanted to see her own fiction published. She was hoping for some good advice on how to manage her time better so she could make her dream come true, but she wasn’t able to find it.
Since she didn’t get the advice she wanted, Colleen started to do some research and found several ways to use her time more effectively. One thing that she preaches about here is getting rid of all the little things that eat up your time to be creative. Most importantly you have to limit yourself on social media, turn off the television and stop looking at your smart phone. There are lots of little things that eat away at your time and putting limits on these things will give you time to do what you really want to do. Colleen gives you the tools you need to follow your dreams and she points out that it’s not about working harder, it’s about working smarter and time management is the key.
There is a lot of helpful information in Overwhelmed Writer Rescue, almost too much. Colleen gets deep into making the most of your writing time and throws a lot of information at you. She also gives you references to back up her advice and questionnaires to help you find the answers you’re looking for. This isn’t the kind of book that you would sit and read from cover to cover but its a great reference book to look at when you need it.
I liked how after each chapter there was a summary of the key points she was trying to get across. After she gives you all the detail on what she is trying to teach, she breaks it down into a simpler format that’s easy to reread when you need it. Most importantly this book is not just for writers either, it’s also a good source of info for finding the time to do whatever creative endeavor that you want to pursue. Colleen points out the importance of having a creative outlet and finding your calling in life. In this book she gives you a road map to make you more efficient at making your dreams come true.